'''Don Quinn''' (November 18, 1900–December 30, 1967) was an American comedy writer who started out as a cartoonist based in Chicago
. According to sources, Quinn's career as a cartoonist was short-lived but his career as a writer began after he realized that the magazines and newspapers threw away his drawings he sent in but kept his captions.
Quinn was best known as the sole writer (later head writer to Phil Leslie
) of the popular old-time radio
show ''Fibber McGee and Molly
'' for 15 years and as the writer for the program's stars Jim Jordan (actor)|Jim
and Marian Jordan
for 20 years.
Quinn was also the creator/head writer of radio's ''Beulah (series)|The Beulah Show
'', (a ''Fibber McGee'' spinoff), and television's ''The Halls of Ivy
''. Quinn also created the popular The Great Gildersleeve|Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve
character on ''Fibber McGee and Molly''.